I admit, I really don't know much on the subject and hadn't even heard of the idea of cord blood banks before I had Sophia.
But I soon started seeing stories in magazines and other blogs and got a bit intrigued with the process. We didn't do it with either of our girls, but I'm not opposed to it if we have a third child!
Just like me, you might be hearing about this for the first time and wondering what is cord blood? Cord blood is the blood that is leftover in the umbilical cord after the birth of your baby. Once considered afterbirth to be thrown away, medical research discovered that cord blood is actually a rich source of stem cells. Over time if stored properly, these stem cells can develop into disease fighting immune cells. Cord blood stem cells have been used to test potential new treatments for several diseases and disorders.
When you go through your months of pregnancy, you plan for a lot of things… pediatrician, breastfeeding, cloth diapers or disposables, and now cord banking might just be on that list too! However, cord blood banking can get very expensive for the average family.
To help make the cost a little easier for you, Insception Lifebank is offering $100 coupons for its cord blood registration service that you can redeem by registering with the Insception Lifebank cord blood program. Visit www.insception.com to learn more about cord blood, and the storage process. Canadian residents who are interested in working with Insception Lifebank are eligible for a $100 coupon that can help save money on the services. Register here for your coupon. If you live in the USA, you can also register and Insception Lifebank will contact you back with further information.
I was compensated for this sponsored post made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. Coupons for this promotion are available to Canadian residents only. American registrations are welcome but unfortunately do not qualify for the coupons.